Katie Ellington/News Megan Snyder breastfeeds her seven-month-old son, Nolan, during the Global Big Latch On event hosted by the Breastfeeding Network of Knox County.

Local ‘Latch On’ promotes breastfeeding awareness

The countdown began right before 10:30 a.m. Heidi Myers, the breastfeeding peer helper at the Knox County Health Department, buzzed around the room, chatting with mothers and nurses and arranging goody bag items on a row of folding tables. There were snacks, nursing bras, picture books, cool packs, informational pamphlets and even silicon molds for making popsicles out of breast milk—all free to any nursing mother present at the Global Big Latch On event.


August 3, 2019

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